Collision at sea sinks French steamer with significant loss of life

The French steamship Lyonnais, having left New York for Le Havre the day before, collided with the American ship Adriatic bound from Savannah from Belfast in northern Ireland. The Lyonnais sunk the next day and only sixteen of the 150 aboard were saved. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1858 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1857), 367.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Crime/Disasters
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